Julie Spollen
Projects Manager, Artists & Creative Liaison


087 9274614


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Community & Arts Participation, Visual Art

Anam Beo is an independent arts organisation that delivers an Arts-in-Health Programme in Offaly. It is supported by the HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster and Offaly County Council. It is a non-profit organisation and serves as a collective for artistic skill sharing and social innovations within communities.

Anam Beo uses adaptive projects and spaces for inclusion, equity & art production, arts practices endeavouring for a ‘new spatial contract’, involving us to work together, for the community by the community. Each facilitating artist must possess warmth & empathy with respect for the individuals and a trust in the creative and artistic process.

Mission / Aims

  • To provide access, appreciation, awareness and enjoyment of the arts for all involved and to encourage a policy-based approach to the development of arts and health in County Offaly.
  • Anam Beo is an arts organisation that encourages self activations & empowerment through meaningful engagements with consultative arts practices.
  • The artist’s practice facilitates individual expression & the creation of artworks in a safe and socially inclusive environment.

Areas of activities

  • Artists facilitate arts inclusion with the delivery of collaborative projects and artist initiatives in care and community settings.
  • Improving the structures and mechanisms for the delivery and engagement of the arts in healthcare settings.
  • Developing partnerships with key local agencies and arts organisations to develop a comprehensive programme and models of best practice in the area of arts and health.
  • Exploring the developmental nature of the arts within health settings, through implementation of best practice projects through ongoing monitoring and evaluation.


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